In June 2017, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper with key statistics on ethnic minority representation in Parliament, the civil service and other public sector organisations. Continue reading “House of Commons briefing: Ethnic Minorities in Politics and Public Life”
Protecting workers’ rights is key to preventing modern slavery. And a significant proportion of workers’ rights in the UK stem from EU law, warns a July 2017 briefing (pdf) by the Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group.
The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.
The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights? leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.
Key Issues 2017 (pdf) is a series of short briefings on the topics that will take centre stage in UK and international politics in the June Parliament.
These include: Brexit and the economy, the housing crisis, adult social care and employment rights.
More than a million households living in private rented accommodation risk becoming homeless by 2020, finds a June 2017 report by Shelter (pdf). And the most important factor here is the shortfall between housing benefit and the cost of private renting.
Think Business, Think Equality (developed by Close the Gap) have launched a June 2017 online self-assessment tool for small and medium businesses to find out how their business can benefit from improved gender diversity.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are attacked and harassed because they are seen as different, says a June 2017 Amnesty International briefing (pdf). And the response from authorities is inadequate.
A June 2017 House of Commons Library briefing paper provides statistics on poverty in the UK (pdf).
This note sets out the levels and rates of poverty in the UK, including historical trends and forecasts for future years. The focus here is on poverty defined in terms of disposable household income, although poverty may be defined in different ways and there is no single, universally accepted definition.
A June 2017 House of Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of immigration detention in the UK (pdf).
It addresses long standing criticisms, as well as recent reforms designed to reduce the numbers of vulnerable people detained (and the duration of their detention).
Debora Singer is a trainer for Amnesty International and produces films on the Human Rights Act for her workshops.
Singer’s films highlight the importance of the Human Rights Act for ordinary people. Her latest film, directed by Nick Pilton, is The Boy Who Changed The Law.